Snurched from The Guardian
The lovely Joanne Harris talks about The Pied Piper, how horror lurks in the shadows of fairy stories, and the language of the subconscious.
ONCE THERE WAS a little girl, who lived in a
So, know a millionaire with too much money and not enough to do with it except start her/his own political party?
How about directing them here and suggesting they do something worthwhile for Queensland and support literature … y’know, invest
British writer Adam LG Nevill has garnered praise for his visceral yet nuanced horror stories, as well as comments such as “The next Stephen King”.
So, not too shabby.
I recently read The Ritual, which not only reinforced all my prejudices against
Great article from Rick Kleffel over at the NPR Books site about “The New Strange” and Robert Aickman, specifically with regards to We Are for the Dark, the latest Aickman and Howard collection from Tartarus Press.
If you want a chilly comedown
Which is a weird way of saying that last night I did a workshop at Indooroopilly Library and got pretty much the closest thing to rock star treatment I’ve ever received as a writer!
I had a lovely group of students who came along
When I was a kid I genuinely thought everyone who wrote books had died a long time ago. Like the dinosaurs. I had never seen a writer. I figured people didn’t write books anymore.
(soon-to-be Dr) Helen Marshall
I’ve been fortunate enough to receive a copy of Teagan Chilcott’s debut novel Rise of the Fallen. Not only is it Teagan’s debut, but it’s also the first speculative fiction book to come from Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous
Professionals have a range of bios of varying lengths and depths that can be tweaked at a moment’s notice when an editor asks you for it.
Amateurs shudder, throw themselves on fainting couches and howl ‘Whatever shall I say about myself in the
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
So, with “St Dymphna’s” in the bag for now, I’ve started on a new Bitterwood Bible story. Here is an extract from “The Night Stair”.
The Night Stair
The Steward is a tall man, entirely bald, gaunt in
The program for this year’s Gold Coast Literati Festival is now available here.
I’m on the bill and very excited to be going – I’ll be giving a masterclass on polishing short stories.
You can also come along and see the likes of